MILTON, Ga. – The city of Milton will hold its sixth annual Memorial Day ceremony May 27, and in preparation is adding veterans into the city’s registry of service men and women.
Through five years of hard work and the generosity of residents, Milton has amassed a list of nearly 500 living and fallen veterans, almost 300 of whom will be memorialized with markers placed on Deerfield Parkway and Crabapple Road the week of the holiday. Any deceased veteran of a Milton family is qualified to be honored with a marker. Information on living veterans will be used for recognition purposes. Living veterans do not receive markers.
Each year, residents ask how their family members may be added to the registry. The city does not have access to a government database revealing who served in the military. Instead, it needs residents to tell them.
Through either visiting City Hall or using the online form at the city of Milton website, www.cityofmiltonga.us, residents can add their loved ones to the city’s list.
Once the city of Milton has the information, it will be placed in a secure database. The names will then be sent to City Councilman Bill Lusk, who for five years has personally built, painted, engraved and placed the markers at his own expense.
Milton’s Memorial Day ceremony will take place 10 a.m. Monday, May 27 at City Hall.